The Metropol Parasol, popularly known as the Mushrooms of the Incarnation, is a wooden structure with 2 concrete columns that hold the access elevators to the viewpoint and is located in the central Plaza de la Encarnación in the city of Seville. It measures 150 x 70 metres and is approximately 26 metres high. It was the winning project in the competition opened by the Seville City Council to carry out the renovation of the square in which it is located; its designer was the architect from Berlin, Jürgen Mayer. The structure consists of six large, mushroom-shaped parasols, whose design is inspired by the arches of Seville's cathedral and the ¨ficus¨ of nearby Plaza del Cristo de Burgos. All in all, it has five levels. The upper level contains a lookout point and a panoramic route that covers most of the area.
Inside the central parasols, at a height of 22 metres, there is a tapas restaurant and space for events. Under the parasols is an elevated, shady and diaphanous square (Plaza Mayor) designed to host events of different character. At ground level is the current Mercado de la Encarnación market, along with commercial and catering spaces. Finally, the basement hosts the Antiquarium Museum, which displays the archaeological remains found there. This Antiquarium was designed by the Sevillian architect Felipe Palomino González, who participated in the entire construction management of the major project.
Viewpoint and walkways:
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 - 22:30 h.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 h - 23:00 h.
General ticket 3 €.
Free admission: born or resident in the city of Seville.
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Plaza de la Encarnación